Real Estate News with Terri Taydus, GRI, CNA

Easy Buyer Tip That Will Save You Time!

August 8th, 2013 8:03 AM by Taydus Taydus

Have you ever found what you think is the "perfect" home, only to go see it and find out it backs to a sewage disposal plant (or something equally as undesirable)?

Here is a quick tip that will save you time and frustration.

Check the property out on Google Maps before contacting your Realtor to set a showing. 

Although nothing replaces physically looking at a home and neighborhood, Google Maps can give you a good idea what is lurking next to or behind your home-to-be.

Please note that what you see on Google Maps may not be up to date - it should simply be used as one of many tools when considering a new home.

To access Google Maps go to  Then type in the property address and hit search.  You can zoom in or out for a closer look, you can even click on the rectangular photo to the left of the map and scan the neighborhood (it takes a little practice to get used to the navigation tool, but once you get the hang of it, it's fun!)

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, please feel free to contact me!  I would love the opportunity to answer your questions or help you list or buy a home.
Posted by Taydus Taydus on August 8th, 2013 8:03 AM


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